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A grave legal dispute in Essex

In the first quarter of the nineteenth century Londoners began to realise they had a problem with their dead. The capital’s population was growing so fast that the parish graveyards were running out of space and posing a very real health hazard to the living. 293 more words

Police Court

Cemetery Riots Due Out in June, Partial Authors List Announced

Let’s take a short trip on the wayback machine, pausing at September 2 and August 27 2015.  The subjects, the acceptance and then sending back the contract for a new story, “The Re-Possessed” about a deal gone bad for an undertaker in Victorian London, for an also new anthology titled CEMETERY RIOTS.  217 more words


Horror in Drury Lane!

On the 26 April 1801 a dreadful discovery was made at a premises on Drury Lane. In what was once the Queen of Bohemia’s head, Wych Street, police officers and magistrates found the bodies of ‘two children and a man, partly dissected’, along with a number of surgical instruments. 200 more words

Courting Casualties, Ep.9: A Brief History of Grave Robbing

Before being a doctor or surgeon was a respected trade, the need for cadavers for study created The Resurrection Men.


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Courting Casualties is produced by me, Meghan Harker. 143 more words


Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Film review of the horror movie about a scientist who creates a man from the remains of dead people, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley and starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Jessica Brown Findlay. 710 more words